• Wonder Lake - Healy, Alaska

      wonder lake
      Photo by Rick Quinn
      Wonder Lake, at mile 85 on the Denali Park Road, is the turn-around point for the full day bus tours. There's a campground with 28 tents-only spaces, but private vehicles aren't allowed, so you have to haul all your gear along with you on one of the special buses for the exclusive use of campers with reservations. It's one of the wettest areas in the park, so the weather is typically cold and rainy. When it isn't raining, the voracious mosquitoes are out in force, particularly in early summer. The Wonder Lake campground is just 26 miles from the tallest mountain in North America. When the clouds part and the massive peak reveals itself, you've got the best seat in the house.

      If you go:
      The camper buses depart from the Wilderness Access Center, and the ride out to Wonder Lake takes about five hours. There is potable water available, but you'll need to bring in everything else you might need, including a camp stove, as campfires are not allowed. Bear proof food lockers are available, and their use is mandatory. Mosquito repellent and head nets are highly recommended. You can ride the Green Park buses back and forth as often as you'd like during your stay at the campground, which is an excellent way to explore different sections of the park.


      Wonder Lake Road
      Healy, Alaska 99743 USA

      Mailing address:
      Denali National Park
      P.O. Box 9
      Denali Park, AK, 99755 USA

      Phone Numbers:

      Visitor Information
      +1 (907) 683-9532